NTSB Identification: MIA97LA037.
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Accident occurred Sunday, December 08, 1996 in KNOXVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/03/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N714LF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

After returning from a cross-country flight, the student pilot made several attempts to land on runway 18. The wind was reported to be from 260 degrees at 20 knots. A witness reported that after the last approach, the airplane touched down off the left side of the runway and subsequently collided with a road sign. The pilot stated he had 28 hours total flight time with 2 hours of crosswind landing experience.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the student pilot's improper planning/decision, and his failure to maintain proper runway alignment during a crosswind landing. The strong crosswind was a related factor.

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